(GPA) – The Guam Power Authority’s (GPA) systematic power restoration continues with approximately 60 percent of the island wide power system’s feeder lines energized. Various components of the power system sustained damage from Typhoon Mangkhut, especially the transmission lines that carry power from the power plants to substations before your homes and businesses can be energized.
GPA crews and engineers began assessments and repairs at 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, morning, 11 September 2018, working throughout the island and GPA will continue its round-the-clock work to restore power to every customer ready to receive service.
As of 5:00p.m. today, GPA reports the following ongoing outages to include:
AGANA HTS – Village
AGAT – Village, Sumay
BARRIGADA – Village, Leyang,
DEDEDO – Ysengsong area, Rte 3, Wusstig area, Harmon Loop, Santeena Mall area
HAGATNA – Agana Swamp, E & W O’Brien, Superior Ct, Agana Shopping Ctr
HARMON – Rte 16 area INARAJAN – Village, Malojloj MANGILAO – UOG, Dairy Rd
MTM – pocket areas
PITI – Nimitz area SANTA RITA – Village,
Naval Mag area,
TALOFOFO – Village, Cross Island Rd
TAMUNING – Village, Chln San Antonio, Jonestown,
Upper Tumon TUMON – Happy Landing Rd to Gun Beach
YIGO – Mataguac, Rte 9, Marianas Terrace,
YONA – Village, Pago Bay, Cross Island Rd, Baza Gardens
While the list of outages is long, nearly 60 percent of GPA feeders have been re-energized. Power to all GPA substations is projected to be restored by tonight, expediting restoration to individual homes and residences.
We appreciate all reports via our Facebook page and Trouble Dispatch phone lines. The reports continue to be received and scheduled.
GPA reminds the public that all fallen or downed power lines should be considered energized or “LIVE” and you should not attempt to make contact with the downed lines in order to avoid severe injury or death.
Damaged Electrical Components
As GPA is completing the power restoration processes, residential customers are advised to conduct their home and property assessments and take action to repair their weather head, meter box, service conduit or cables components that bring power to your residence or business; and which may have been damaged due to Typhoon Mangkhut:
My electrical power service component(s) is damaged. Whom do I call?
1. Electrical power service components must be provided and maintained by the customer.
Customers can schedule an inspection of these components and open a work order request
through GPA’s Customer Service Offices, by calling 647-5787/8/9. Customers can also visit GPA Customer Services at Fadian, Mangilao, the Julale Shopping Center in Agana or at the GWA Upper Tumon Office.
Other steps involved may include, and not be limited to:
2. The issuance of an initial inspection report.
3. Hiring an electrician to repair the damaged weather head. GPA cannot and will not restore power to your house until customer-owned components are repaired.
4. Once the weather head to your home is repaired, customers must contact the Department of Public Works Permitting Section at 646-3104/3108 to have the repair(s) inspected prior to contacting GPA for reconnection of power service.
5. Following the approved/signed inspection from DPW, customers can then coordinate with GPA Customer Services to complete the reconnection process.